Romney whining about Santorum robocalls to Dems

Aw. Looks like Romney is not happy that Santorum is reaching across the aisle to Democrats in an open primary, telling them to vote against Romney and vote for Santorum.

Now who is whining? (via Hill Tube)



You know if Mitt is like this on-camera, he must be seething about this off-camera. But he is the captain of dirty campaigns. Where does he get off complaining about this now? My guess is the real problem is that he didn’t think of doing it first and fears it having a real affect today.

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Ande
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Ande

Too bad Romney has admitted to doing the same thing himself. Voting against who he didn’t like. Hypocrite.

PFFV
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PFFV

Ronmey is a cry baby….Boo Hoo! As if his campaign is as pure as the driven snow, Yack!

BikerHoop
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BikerHoop

Mitt’s only real problem with these robo calls is that Santorum got the drop on him by doing it first!

On The Mark
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On The Mark

Romney will look you dead in the eye and lie through his teeth. He’s such a Democrat.

Obviously, there’s nothing devious or underhanded about trying to appeal to a broad spectrum of voters. But the ability to do so is supposedly The Flipper’s selling point. So, naturally, he’s in a tizzy to find someone else stealing his alleged thunder.

crosshr
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crosshr

Romney at his best ! play with mud, got dirty, than whine. CRY ME A RIVER ! Very Obama like ( Liberal tactics ) Santorum, capable of playing and throwing mud. I trust people that can fight with mud and can also protect and defend an innocent pal from mud being thrown at. Santorum have that tendency of looking away when someone suffers and attacked. No, Santorum has the righ to make a choice.That would gets you left behind helplessly. I WONT ! Newt WONT ! Here Ladies and Gentlemen we again have a close view first hand from our primaries of how you will be treated. I will stick with the more Presidential mannered dude, NEWT G. Newt is FEARED by the LEFT, HATED by the Right Establishments and Feared too, Newt will throw their arse out of congress and they certainly will gang up on him if he’ll… Read more »

JoeMontana16
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JoeMontana16

I guess rick can do no wrong. The Guy is pandering to Democrats. He bags on Romney for supporting the wall St. bailout but didn’t support the auto bailout. Saying Romney doesn’t support the worker. That’s OK? Count me out on that one. I guess anything goes as long a Santorum does it. You would think that was a Obama robo call. Romney is a whining little baby but it doesn’t justify what Rick is doing. Geez. Ill take Newt Gingrich all day long over this Guy.

Steven Valdez
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Steven Valdez

Newt wants Rick to win Michigan.

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

You know, when I first saw this on Scoop, I posted that Romney was a whiny baby(and he is) but I never listened to the robocall that Santo was sending out there. I just did, and frankly I am disappointed in it. He is accusing Romney of doing what he did as well. Plus the Dems that he is targeting are never going to vote republican in a general..I think people have put a saint hat on Santo and are refusing to give him a spanking on this. Romney is a snake, but this is not the way to get him. BYT I was critical when I heard that robocall Newt’s people sent out about the Holocoust survivors…so fair is fair! Newt admitted it was grotesque right away. Newt will emerge the victor!

TJ
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TJ

I’ve heard Santorum on record more than once saying he was against both the Wallstreet and the Auto industry bailouts. He states Mitt supported the Wallstreet one, but opposed the Auto one- pointing out an inconsistency. Also, Rick stated he had in the robocall (do you have a recording you could post of it?) about his positive plan for American manufacturing.

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

Tj, Santo was not looking for Reagan Dems to support him. Liberal, Obama-loving dems were the ones that came out and voted to create chaos. It was a cheap move and he needs to be called on it! Plus it looked like it backfired. He stated a month ago that he(Santo) thought open primary’s where dems could vote were not a good process. Check out legal insurrection for more details and to hear the robo-call. smile

TJ
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TJ

Note- I did mention I did think it may have been a waste of money under this story, given the far left’s efforts to have people vote for Santorum already and am concerned about PR if it could be proven, as Romney inferred, that the robocalls were directed only to democratic union members.

I don’t like open primaries myself. Unfortunately, the filter on the computer here is blocking the recording. I do think it is valid to point out an inconsistency, supporting wallstreet’s bailout, but opposed to auto industry’s bailout…. but if he was inferring (though on the record has been saying opposed both bailouts) in the call that he thought the auto industry should have been bailed out to gain support, that would have been wrong. Do you have a transcript site?

TJ
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TJ

I am a Rick Santorum supporter, but I question him taking this route (though I don’t know if Romney’s implied claim is true that it was just to democrat labor union members). I’ve seen previous to the robo-call an alledge plot on Fox’s website, if commenting people can be trusted, that there was a strategy to vote for Rick in the primary, then vote for Obama in the general. I commented over there on Fox that I hope they do and that it backfires on them by Santorum getting the presidency. And it seems from this article: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/28/santorum-encourages-michigan-democrats-to-vote-against-romney-in-phone-calls/?test=latestnews that there is veracity in the professed plot. I would think if they really wanted Obama in, common sense (if they had some) for their desire would tell them to vote for Romney over Santorum because of Romney’s lack of sharp contrasts on individual healthcare and cap and trade mandating, the Wallstreet… Read more »

c4pfan
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c4pfan

It’s an open primary! Geez.

TJ
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TJ

I recognize it’s an open primary and the liberal democrats were already working hard for the get out the vote effort for Rick. I would not fault him in principle if Rick directed his robocalls to democrats in general(which he might have, despite the inference by Mitt about directed toward democrat union members). That might include some being called that aren’t as far left as Obama and the move on org. supporter crowd are. The far left democrats are already working against Mitt and trying to get votes for Rick with plans to vote for Obama in the fall. But perhaps because of this effort of trying to get Mitt out by the far left (which I hope will help result in Rick being our next president), the dollars Rick’s campaign used on robocalling democrats might have been spent more wisely elsewhere? I think there might be PR backlash if… Read more »

TJ
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TJ

Just heard this from Rick about the robocall right toward the beginning of the video clip… glad he was touting his manufacturing plan. We really could use so many jobs in that sector back in the United States instead of other being outsourced!
http://www.therightscoop.com/santorum-romney-is-uniquely-unqualified-to-take-on-obama/

FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

I’m not a Rick supporter, he is my #2, but I don’t have a problem with “this route”.

I guess it is getting hot on his RINO hide, bet he wishes he was a HIPPO today.

Go Rick Go win MI

TJ
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TJ

You mean you guess it was getting to much for Romney, the RINO? If you were referring to Santorum, you are far from the truth calling him that on a number of fronts.

FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

read it in context, never mind, I’ll save you the trouble…

RINO=Romney or RINOmney. Maybe if I would have said, the RINO is being eaten alive by the Hungry Hungry HIPPO, it would have helped you understand.

TJ
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TJ

It was confusing to me the way you started out with you’re not a Rick supporter, not opposed to his route, and then not having mentioned Mitt’s name when you talked about the RINO. Glad you were meaning Romney was the RINO and not Rick.

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

Hey Free, check out Legal Insurrection..you may change your mind.

FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

nibble, I want RINOmney to loose MI.

I would love to be a fly on the wall when is in private with his team, bet he is stomping a hole in the floor.

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

Hell yes I want Romney to lose too. I just have a problem with Santo using these tactics that is all. Everyone came down hard on Newt with the Bain thing, but Santorum gets away with this? Just sayin’

FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

Nibble if you need some help with that water, just holler I’ll come a running…

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

you betcha~!

FreeManWalking
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FreeManWalking

It isn’t that I want the campaigns to run this way, but it is time the doctor got a taste of the medicine he has been dishing out.

I would rather both the republicans and the democrats didn’t meddle in each others primaries and the contest were on the up and up of ideas and personalities, and the mud slinging was left to the pigsty.

But this ain’t Disneyland.

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

I concur about Romney getting his..sweet justice!

TJ
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TJ

Just heard this from Rick about the robocall right toward the beginning of the video clip… glad he was touting his manufacturing plan. We really could use so many jobs in that sector back in the United States instead of other being outsourced!
http://www.therightscoop.com/santorum-romney-is-uniquely-unqualified-to-take-on-obama/

sandynsavannah
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sandynsavannah

Awwww….
“not a positive ad”?
You wouldn’t know a thing about “not positive” ads would you mitt?

And I hope the Fox and Fluff folks are not too disappointed if their man looses his home state today.

Steven Valdez
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Steven Valdez

Santorum Says “Bully” Romney Is Whining About Robocalls

“That’s what bullies do,” he told reporters when asked about Romney’s criticism of the calls. “When you hit them back, they whine.”

Santorum said he was out to appeal to “Reagan Democrats” in the call.

Sparky5253
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Sparky5253

Both Romney and Santorum think the Democrat votes are theirs.

Besides his robocall, Santorum is getting help from Daily Kos, who is telling those on their email list to vote for Santorum.

This primary has reached an all time low. The only one smiling is Obama.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/02/daily-kos-sends-email-to-8500-michigan-dems-to-vote-santorum/

Steven Valdez
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Steven Valdez

Romney Says Santorum Trying To “Kidnap” Primary Process!!!

LMAO

Steven Valdez
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Steven Valdez

Romney should have used fake tears to get his point across.

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

just got a visual..lol

Mark Bureau
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Mark Bureau

Let’s see. Romney chased Herman Cain out of the race before the first vote. Romney chased Rick Perry out of the race before South Carolina. Romney courted Democrats in New Hampshire. Romney went after Newt in Iowa and Florida, and then chided Newt for whining… and now, the tables are turned by someone who simply asked people for their vote in an open primary, and now Myth is whining???? please.

odin147
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odin147

looks like we have two front runners both dirty..proud of newt he has never done these sorts of things…

Asian_chic
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Asian_chic

Newt made a robo call in Florida stating Mittens took kosher food away from Holocaust survivors. Just saying…

odin147
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odin147

i believe newt was not aware of that

Asian_chic
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Asian_chic

You can believe what you want…

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

Which he came out against right away. Just saying….

TPDanbo
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TPDanbo

Romney………Wah,wah,wah it’s time to call his babysitter!

usajingoist
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usajingoist

Politico has a blog about how Romney crossed over to the Dem party to influence the Dem primary. They quote Romney

“In Massachusetts, if you register as an independent, you can vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary,” said Romney, who until he made an unsuccessful run for Senate in 1994 had spent his adult life as a registered independent. “When there was no real contest in the Republican primary, I’d vote in the Democrat primary, vote for the person who I thought would be the weakest opponent for the Republican.”

http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/02/romney-also-said-he-voted-in-dem-primaries-to-influence-115774.html

merle
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merle

Says the man who’s robocalls are using Santorum’s 2008 endorsement. PIG

salabby
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salabby

Mitt is such a wittle cry baby. Yes Scoop, I can imagine what Romney is like off camera. The man cannot handle confrontation and almost loses it when someone gets in his face — off camera he probably kicks his dog and fires a bunch of people.

If anything, all Santorum is doing is stealing back some of Romney’s DNC supportors. Any lib smart enough to participate in this Operation Chaos-style voting was probably going to vote for Romney. Obama has setup this entire election to run against Mitt. The Occupy movement and Obama’s class warfare are designed to directly target Romney. And the White House has shown it’s cards saying Obamacare being the same as Romneycare.

Chris Dias
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Chris Dias

..with Obama people???????? He’s a dirty trick.

MiketheMarine
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MiketheMarine

Marketcomp made a great comment that needs to be repeated in all caps, so here goes….

Did Romney say, “TEAM UP WITH THE MAOBAMA PEOPLE?”

Yes he did. Can you Romney people explain this better than I can? I say and have been saying that Maobama and Romney are the same candidate.

crosshr
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crosshr

THANK YOU MIKE, I have said that and so were many that O and Mitt are two faces in a same coin !

mjs_pa
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mjs_pa

This can’t be whining because all those “experts” who could so readily identify Santorum’s whining have yet to put out romney’s.

maketcomp
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maketcomp

What! Did Mitt Romney say “team up with the Obama people”? Is this the same Mitt Romney who the Republican Establishment tells us is the only person who can win over the precious independent vote! It sounds like he is whining to me. Rick Santorum does appeal to common sense Reagan Democrats in addition to Conservatives. And that is broad base appeal for a Coalition, Mr. Romney. Romney is only going after a certain Republican vote and not the tea party and we all here how he want even talk to Conservatives. Mitt Romney implemented a healthcare law that is just like Obamacare. He also said that Ted Kennedy was his friend and that he valued working with him (paraphrasing here) which is the same sentiments that John McCain has for Ted Kennedy. I cringed when Newt Gingrich said the Rick is a Big Labor Republican and wouldn’t you know… Read more »

PunditPawn
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PunditPawn

I’m voting for Santorum in Michigan today to try and keep Newt’s campaign alive. If Romney loses Michigan, everything’s leveled again going into Super Tuesday.

I’m trying to get other voters that hate Santorum to vote for him to stop Romney, too.

c4pfan
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c4pfan

It’s an open primary, right? I don’t get Romney.

Juan999
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Juan999

As I recall, the Demos crossed over and voted for McCain last time. Let Obama and the Dems hurt themselves by voting for a very good Rep like Santorum.

usajingoist
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usajingoist

Mitt didn’t mind Independent and Dem votes in NH.

c4pfan
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c4pfan

He’s an idiot.

MiketheMarine
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MiketheMarine

MittWitt is just pissed that he didn’t think of it first.

Baby…..waaaaaah

DaMz
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DaMz

Such THIN SKIN this man has.
And he’s who the American people want to put up against the most radical dangerous president in American history? Come on. waaaah waaaaah crybaby

More proof he’s a bedwetting liberal !!

But if thats not enough check this out: http://gulagbound.com/25980/mitt-romneys-deceit-caught-on-video-documented/comment-page-1/#comment-144015

Pass this around, get the word out about Mitt

kim
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kim

I don’t know…. two cry babies in a debate might be fun…. if we didn’t have to live with the aftermath.

KenInIL
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KenInIL

This will become a “classic” video when Romney does the same sort of robo-calls next week in front of super Tuesday !!

JimmyBleep
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JimmyBleep

Romney is looking like a tool trying to bring this up as an issue. There is nothing wrong with courting democrats. Romney is upset because Michigan independents/democrats are more pro-union and therefore pro-Santorum. This is not Iowa or NH.

Santorum will win Michigan but Romney will win the day due to Arizona. No matter how you slice it, today will be a PR victory for Santorum but a delegate victory for Romney. Either way, Mr. Inevitable’s lead increases.

RosiesSeeingRed
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RosiesSeeingRed

I think any loss, in particular if he loses the “sure thing” Michigan, chips away at the inevitability argument. A lot of Romney’s success has been with voters who are choosing him because they are being told he’s the only one who can beat Obama, and not necessarily because they think he’s the best candidate. With lots of doubt about him growing as he loses states to other candidates, voters are beginning to reject the idea that he’s “the one.” I’m personally hoping this translates to a chance for Newt to re-emerge. I think there are a lot of people out there who are much more impressed with Newt but bought into the “Newt’s unelectable – Romney’s electable” meme. With Romney showing that he’s not quite as “sure thing” as they would’ve liked for us to believe, it opens the door for voters to vote for who in their hearts… Read more »

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

right on rosie!

JimmyBleep
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JimmyBleep

Exactly. PR-wise, Santorum gets more legit as a prospect and that, in turn, allows all the candidates to garner another look. It could be just what the other candidates need to prove they can win. We are at the calm before the storm. I am hoping that after Super Tuesday, either Santorum or Newt drop out due to a dreadful night and we get a clear matchup for the remaining states. I had figured a few months ago that Romney would close the deal on March 6, but if he loses Michigan, that’s not going to happen.

RosiesSeeingRed
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RosiesSeeingRed

I like your thinking. I just wish the media would give more attention to Newt than they’re giving him right now due to MI and AZ. Frankly, I can’t wait for this day to be over so that Newt is back in the news again. If stays above the fray like he’s been doing and keeps to the issues, he stands a chance at showing Americans he’d be the more experienced president. Still, I would have no problem voting for Santorum if he’s the one, but I hate the idea that it would be him simply because of timing and the fact that he’s being covered more than Newt is. If today were GA’s primary, everyone would be talking about Newt.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Romney can dish it out but he can’t take it. What a corrupt cry baby.

He’s the one who threw first mud!

CGpatriot
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CGpatriot

Gees, and here I thought Mittins was so much more savvy then this. Whining about is opponents– can’t be playing the same dirty tricks.

After all I’m the king Maker, it’s time for Americans to realize, I’m the most Conservative and dog-gone-it………I’ve been spending massive amounts of my money; I’ve looted and running for the last 6 yrs and So’ now it’s my turn folk’s, I’m next in line.

Does this not sound like Romney speaking……..:0 “ugh”

BMinPA
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BMinPA

We often lamented that we let liberals pick our candidate(McCain) for us the last time. So how is this any different?

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

It isn’t. Dems shouldn’t be able to vote in Republican primaries, but that’s the way they set it up. Romney expected the same result as McCain got as to the Dems, and is a bit P.O.’d because it might backfire on him.

BigHurt29
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BigHurt29

Differences: 1. It’s not just that “we let liberals pick” him – rather, it is about the mentality that we have to run watered down candidates in order to “appeal to independents and Democrats.” That was the key behind pushing McCain, just like it’s been with Romney this time around. Alternatively, Santorum is not watering down his message for those folks. 2. McCain really was and is a RINO. Santorum is a much stronger, more consistent conservative. It’s funny to see that Romney runs on his appeal to non-Republicans, yet bashes Santorum for seeking to share his message with a non-Republican audience (who mind you is permitted to vote in the primary as a result of Republican Party rules). I think Romney feels that Democrats are his constituency, and he doesn’t like the fact that Santorum actually appeals to them. After all, isn’t Santorum some crazy hard-right theocrat? The hypocrisy… Read more »

stage9
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stage9

liberalism and hypocrisy are synonymous.

BostonBruin
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BostonBruin

Regardless of whether or not Santorum’s robo-calls to Dems are dirty tactics or not, Romney’s hypocrisy is a massive joke. And if he can’t deal with these tactics, he’ll never be able to handle Obama in the general election.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

‘Hoping no one would notice’? I think he hoped everyone would notice. Romney pulled ahead in the polls at the last minute, due to the dirty tricks of his smear campaign and I think it would only be fitting that the Dems put Santorum over the top. Romney won’t be able to stop whining about this for a long time.

Linky11
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Linky11

Oh, the irony of all of it-Romney’s whining, Romney’s sudden surge in the polls and the fact that Ron Paul made an “unscheduled” campaign appearance in Michigan.

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20120228/ELECTIONS01/302280036/1002/NEWS01

Now that the RomPaul alliance is out in the open, http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/44907 and that Drudge is once again pushing this alliance, it’s pretty sad to see that this is the only way Romney can garner “support”.

So, Romney is “whining” now about robocalls? Wait till he comes up against Obama (if he is the nominee). The whining will escalate into full blown caterwauling.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

Well, maybe the Dems won’t vote for Romney in Michigan, but he can feel secure in knowing his own robocall says Santorum is backing him, lol. j/k. (dig, dig, Mitt!)

xam3991
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xam3991

This guy sounds desperate.

jmw24
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jmw24

I don’t see what is so bad about Santorum going after Dems to vote against an Obama wannabe. I think it was pretty brilliant. Mitt is just upset that he didn’t think of it first. Eat that Paulmney!

sDee
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sDee

Interesting that he is using a picture of his father, a progressive. But what short memories we have for nostalgia.

He should have used this picture of his dad and Saul Alinsky when they were cooperating to foment and advantage social unrest in Detroit.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OcT3HFuYND8/TyT2Idx3D2I/AAAAAAAAAjw/JXJAgS-pjp4/s400/George%2BRomney%2Bn%2BSaul%2BAlinsky.jpg

Mitt Romney’s Father Palled Around With Saul Alinsky
http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/mitt-romneys-father-palled-around-with-saul-a

And here is a Leftist at Esquire praising George Romney’s alliance with Alinsky
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/romney-saul-alinsky-6644106#ixzz1kjoa4NDA

Been_There_BT
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Been_There_BT

Meanwhile, back in the real world that could care less about Mitt’s little feelings being hurt, Durable Goods dropped 4% – the most in three years:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46554683/ns/business-stocks_and_economy/

B-Funk
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B-Funk

Ouch! That article’s damning! I’m surprised mslsd put it up. That’s pretty bad news.

Been_There_BT
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Been_There_BT

Yea, Must be the broken clock thing:)

Linky11
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Linky11

This is the kind of news that is supposed to be swept under the carpet, all in favour of the Romney-Santorum phoney war.

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